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Piazza San Pietro

Plaza and Historic Site · Vatican City
Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City Vatican City, Italy

One of the most beautiful in the world. The first basilica of St Peter had been built by order of emperor Constantine on the spot of Peter’s tomb, near the circus of Nero where he had been martyrized. Managed by the Rome's Tourism Dept. in collaboration with //Avanti Concept Agency

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    Michael H.
    "Beautiful architecture and a magnificent view of the basilica."(15 Tips)
    Hotel Savoy Roma
    "Every Sunday morning at 10,00 the Pope blesses"(7 Tips)
    Anne v.
    "oval colonnade of the piazza"(4 Tips)
    Amy K.
    "Atmosphere, architecture and history of Vatican area."(12 Tips)
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  • Naz C.

    Incredible architecture very big open space in front of St. Pietro Basilica

    Naz Costante · March 20
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  • Radek C.

    Visit at night to avoid crowds.

    Radek Czemerys · March 8
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  • Aydın Ö.

    San Pietro Meydani. Ihtisamli

    Aydın Öztürk · February 28
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  • Azra Betül

    The other perfect place in Rome😌✌️

    Azra Betül · February 24
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  • kaeun K.

    Entering just Piazza San Pietro is free if you are patient enough to stand in the line. However, if you wish to tour the chapel and museum as well, start your way from the museum.

    kaeun Kwak · February 18
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  • Vaso G.

    Loved Piazza San Pietro.... The heart of Rome!!! A must visit...

    Vaso Gioni · February 10
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  • Thomas C.

    Come and have a look in the evening and see the Vatican City in a different light.

    Thomas Craenen · January 28
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  • Naoki F.

    Vatican and many beautiful historical and religious sites. Don't forget 2 bring ur best camera and bottled water. U can find a shop selling all about vatican's goods at the left corner of da entrance.

    Naoki Ferrio · December 22, 2015
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  • Orçun Y.

    Great architecture. It's amazing to listen Papa with crowds.

    Orçun Yalçın · December 14, 2015
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  • Carl G.

    Take a look at the statues of former popes surrounding the square.

    Carl Griffin · December 9, 2015
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  • Ayomi M.

    Thebarchitecture and the canal. Photo spot.

    Ayomi Michaelis · November 17, 2015
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  • Panos G.

    Nice architecture of a historic place.

    Panos Georgatos · November 14, 2015
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  • Junot J.

    Walk, walk, walk...

    Junot Juliano · October 17, 2015
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  • Amit G.

    Huge and enormous entrance to the Vatican and St. Peter's Basilica. Spend some time to enjoy the enormity of the place.

    Amit Gaharwar · October 5, 2015
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  • Léo

    What a magnificent place, go and enjoy Basilica di San Pietro!!

    Léo · October 3, 2015
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  • Bijan K.

    Beautiful, but usually hopelessly overcrowded.

    Bijan Kafi · September 28, 2015
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  • Boaz S.

    After all these years the architecture still has a total wow factor. A great view of St Peters and a must have photo opportunity

    Boaz Sachs · September 28, 2015
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  • Quentin L.

    A Rome must see ! Very impressive architecture !

    Quentin Lafon · September 21, 2015
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  • Vivian W.

    Be sure to bring something to cover your knees and shoulders in the summertime if you want to go into the church

    Vivian Wu · September 18, 2015
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  • Benjamin 🚀

    Worthy of your iPhones Pano mode 😁📷. Hang back for a great shot of the entire square and try and shoot for super early to beat the crowds! 😄🇮🇹

    Benjamin 🚀 · September 14, 2015
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  • JK

    The most popular place in Vatican City

    JK · September 14, 2015
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  • Ryan B.

    Visit when the crowds are light and stand in awe about what this place is like when it's full.

    Ryan Bright · September 3, 2015
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  • Ter A.

    Nothing to say about this landmark. Just enjoy all beautiful arts and sculptures.

    Ter Ams · August 25, 2015
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  • Chris P.

    The colonnade is a handy place to shade from the sun, and refill your water bottle.

    Chris Phillips · August 18, 2015
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  • James B.

    Looking at different people

    James Brinkman · August 18, 2015
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  • Arturo C.

    One of the few sacred places that can be a fun experience too.

    Arturo Cuatepotzo · August 15, 2015
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  • Michael H.

    Beautiful architecture and a magnificent view of the basilica.

    Michael Holdsworth · August 10, 2015
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  • carolinec

    Astonishing.

    carolinec · July 19, 2015
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  • Khaled ☤

    A huge plaza in front of St. Peter's Church where you can admire the beauty of the Vatican architecture and take some cool pics!

    Khaled ☤ · July 16, 2015
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  • Stefania M.

    Beautiful architecture, the Basilica is huge and absolutely stunning! The visit is free don't buy the "Skip the line" tickets from the people selling them on the way there, it's not worth it.

    Stefania Mani · July 11, 2015
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  • Tatiana B.

    Truly beautiful and shaped as a giant hug. There I truly felt loved by this city.

    Tatiana B. · July 11, 2015
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  • Vladimir N.

    This place should be visited at 7 a.m. Not later.

    Vladimir Novikov · July 7, 2015
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  • Dina K.

    Absolutely amazing.On wednesdays you can see the pope.The queue is so long you can wait for hours to go inside the cathedral.Better later in the evening.

    Dina Kyrtata · July 5, 2015
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  • Gabriel M.

    Very beautiful and windy in winter!

    Gabriel Marchezini · July 5, 2015
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  • Salvatore D.

    Everything Bernini touched has become gold!

    Salvatore De Carmine · June 13, 2015
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  • Georgios K.

    Absolutely brilliant

    Georgios Karamertzanis · June 10, 2015
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  • Olaf B.

    Free admission, however you need passport to enter museum or st. Peter basilica.

    Olaf Bottek · June 8, 2015
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  • Dimitar K.

    Absolutely stunning.

    Dimitar Kostov · June 5, 2015
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  • Majd S.

    Don't forget to send a post card before you leave the Vatican

    Majd Sourani · May 20, 2015
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  • Baris K.

    To skip the line: wake up early. Go to the Basilica at 7AM. Don't forget to climb to the Dome if your heart is in good condition :)

    Baris Kursat · May 11, 2015
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  • Cagri H.

    This place will first make you a believer, then it'll make you cheat all the people waiting in line and "nudge" your way into the top :)

    Cagri Hekimoglu · May 10, 2015
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  • Ant B.

    There are two marble spots either side of the obelisk in the middle of the square. If you can stand and look at the colonnade from here, you can only see the one pillar in each row.

    Ant Burrows · May 4, 2015
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  • Burcu K.

    It is worth to see at evening

    Burcu Karadayi · March 26, 2015
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  • claude m.

    Vantican city

    claude min · March 19, 2015
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  • George M.

    Beautiful square. Really special place.

    George MacD · February 27, 2015
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  • Safa D.

    Great place. You have to wait very long in the queue to get in, but it is it worth. And if you get in, buy a ticket and go straight to the top, trust me.

    Safa Dündar · February 23, 2015
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  • Amy K.

    Atmosphere, architecture and history of Vatican area.

    Amy Kolsky · February 21, 2015
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  • Il T.

    The core of Vatican City and various religions. A warm place in a huge space. Architecturally very intetesting

    Il TImo · February 1, 2015
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  • Babo-Buddha

    You have to visit this place when you're in Rome and the Vatican. End of January decorated with a christmas tree seems to be strange...

    Babo-Buddha · January 31, 2015
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  • Betchai S.

    Nice to be here

    Betchai Salisi · January 25, 2015
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